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Here’s every known issue in Battlefield V (so far)

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Because this is 2018, Battlefield V has three different release dates. The game is officially being released to retail on November 20, but those who pre-order the deluxe edition get to play from November 15. Those who subscribe to EA’s Origin Access Premier, however, could start playing the game from last night. Most who’ve given it a fair shake so far are impressed, but that doesn’t mean that the game is without issue.

“Launching a massive game like Battlefield V is equally exciting as it is challenging,” says DICE on Reddit. “Our teams have worked incredibly hard to get Battlefield V to a playable state that’s rewarding and smooth.

However, some bugs and issues may have not made it into a shipped build, and there may be some that crop up that we didn’t catch. The beauty of thriving community and a live game means that when the two work together it results in the quick acknowledgement of issues, and hopefully hasty resolutions of them.”

To that end, they’ve released a list of known issues, most of which should hopefully be sorted by the time the game gets its third, primary release on November 20.

Battlefield V Known Issues

All Platforms

  • Armory
    • Soldier / Clothing bundles / sets are unclear as to what they contain
      • When viewing the contents of the Soldier bundles in the Armory, it is not clear that the bundle contains both the base Torso and Leg items, but also the Rare variants. Instead, the impression is given that the legs and torso are listed twice in error.
      • Status: Current investigating.
    • Blued Set of STEN unlocks grip part instead of hand guard part as stated in its description
      • Blued Set for Sten unlocks Muzzle Barrel Receiver Magazine and GRIP instead of handguard
      • Status: Current investigating.
  • Classes
    • Medic Self-Healing Representation
      • When self-healing as a Medic, and recently looting a fallen enemy’s ammo pouch, the self heal animation sometimes uses the incorrect pouch (ammo instead of health). Healing still occurs as it should though.
      • Status: Fix targeted for Chapter 1 update.
  • Customization
    • Label on some facepaints
      • Well, facepaints do wash off, but we didn’t mean to leave that label on them.
      • Status: Current investigating.
  • Dog Tags & Emblems
    • Missing Alpha/Beta Dog Tags or Emblems
      • We’re working on making sure all players who should have these get them as soon as possible. We’ll be fixing this automatically as soon as we can, and we’re sorry for the delay.
      • Status: Current investigating.
  • Modes
    • Frontlines – Bomb(s) (on Devastation only)
      • One of the bombs may be hard/impossible to pick up for one of the teams. Worst outcome is that the match will continue in “HQ Attack” mode until the timer runs out.
      • Status: Fix targeted for Chapter 1 update.
  • Reinforcements
    • Reinforcement menu sticking
      • If you have the Reinforcement menu open when entering a vehicle, it may get stuck on your screen. While we’re working on this one, try to make sure you close the menu before spawning into a vehicle.
      • Status: Current investigating.
  • Rewards
    • Missing pre-order or edition items
  • Squads
    • Can’t join from the social screen with a full squad
      • We’re sorry, but this bug is proving tough to vanquish. If you have a full squad please join matches through the server selection screen instead.
      • Status: Current investigating.
  • User Interface
    • Platoon tag is not visible in game chat
      • Platoon tag doesn’t appear in game chat near User’s name.
      • Status: Current investigating.
  • Vehicles
    • Spawning into Top Turret (Tanks)
      • When squad spawning into a tank, ending up in the top turret position, sometimes you’ll end up with an incorrect representation of your weapon and arms (they don’t follow your aim). Shooting still works fine, but visually it looks off.
      • Status: Current investigating.
  • War Stories
    • *SPOILER* Tirailleur – Player can bypass combat
      • Player can bypass most of the combat in the level by keeping left in the start, then right past the guard tower and far right around the crash site and running into the plane wreck.
      • Status: Current investigating.


  • Company
    • Artifact flickering present on the faces of the soldiers
      • Issue occurs for both factions and also occurs in Front-End
      • Status: Current investigating.
  • Kills
    • Ragdoll effects continue to move after death
      • Ragdoll moves way more than expected.
      • Status: Current investigating.
  • DirectX
    • Micro-Stuttering
      • If you’re running on Direct X 12 and seeing microstuttering in-game, go into the Video settings in-game and toggle Direct X 12 off. Ignore the pop-up, exit back to the options screen, then restart your game.
      • Microstuttering can also be down to a driver issue, whether it’s a driver conflict or the latest driver for your graphics card not working well with Battlefield V. If you’ve already tried a clean reinstall of your graphics drivers, you may just need to wait for a new driver to fix it.
      • Status: Resolution proposed above.
  • Origin Access
    • Your trial has ended error message (Origin Access Basic)
  • Rewards
    • Rank rewards are not updated in Frontend if not on a server
      • When playing MP, you will not get your rank rewards until EOR is triggered on the server. Which means that if you leave the server before the round has ended, you will not get your items until the round has ended on server you were playing on.
      • Status: Current investigating.
  • Video Options
    • Lighting is too bright in-game
      • Try switching off HDR in the video settings. Restart your game once you’ve done that and you should see a change in the lighting right away.
      • Status: Resolution proposed above.
    • Video option changes not sticking in windowed mode
      • Any changes you make to graphics settings in windowed mode currently need a restart of the game to apply, despite what the on-screen message says.
      • Status: Resolution proposed above.

Xbox One

  • Crashes
    • Game hanging on the main menu when you resume it
      • If you’ve left Battlefield V running on your Xbox One while it went into power saving mode, you’ll need to restart the game to play it.
      • Status: Resolution proposed above.
  • EA Access
    • Error message sticking when you switch accounts
      • If you’re switching from an account that doesn’t have EA Access to one that does to play the Battlefield V trial, the “can’t play the trial” error message won’t go away. Quit out of the game, restart your Xbox One and make sure you log in on the gamertag that has EA Access before trying again.
      • Status: Resolution proposed above.
    • Your trial has ended error message (EA Access)
  • Special Assignments
    • Fallschirmjäger
      • The Fallschirmjäger Special Assignment says Allied where it should say Axis.
      • Status: Current investigating.
    • Deluxe Edition Special Assignments
      • Some Deluxe Edition Special Assignments are showing as completed at end of round when only one part of them is really completed.
      • Status: Current investigating.
  • VOiP
    • VOIP transmitting when you’re not speaking
      • This is definitely not intended, and we appreciate that it could be an annoyance. We’re working to fix input thresholds asap.
      • Status: Current investigating.

PlayStation 4

  • Aim Assist
    • Aim assist in vehicles
      • Aim assist isn’t working the way it should on vehicle weapons on PlayStation 4. Our engineers are working on recalibrating them.
      • Status: Current investigating.
  • Crashes
    • Hanging after an update
      • If your PlayStation 4 gets stuck at connecting when you’re applying a manifest update in Battlefield V, you may need to restart your system. We’re currently working on a fix for this.
      • Status: Current investigating.

Last Updated: November 9, 2018


  1. Original Heretic

    November 9, 2018 at 15:13

    So many!
    What is this, a Bethesda game?!


  2. HvR

    November 9, 2018 at 15:33

    All Platforms:

    It doesn’t have fortnite emote dances because as the wise Geoff once said: “One that do the Fortnite dance does not get to enjoy the V”


  3. G8crasha

    November 12, 2018 at 08:03

    Over the weekend, the SA MP server were super laggy, and I had a ping of 49ms. Eventually I gave up on SA servers and played on EU servers, and even with a ping of 196ms, the game was immeasurably better. There was the odd lag spike for me, but rarely.


  4. CrAiGiSh

    November 12, 2018 at 09:06

    The most common issue … anyone who bought the game … end.


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